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Hamas: Israel Strikes Apartment Building In Gaza

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Hamas police spokesman says Israel has struck an apartment building in northern Gaza.

The strike was apparently the first since Tuesday’s mid-morning start of an Egyptian-proposed de-escalation period.

That was supposed to lead to detailed cease-fire talks between Israel and Hamas and end a week of fighting that has killed more than 190 Palestinians and exposed millions of Israelis to rocket fire from Gaza.

Hamas rejected the Egyptian plan, and Gaza militants fired at least 35 rockets at Israel by early afternoon Tuesday.

Israel accepted the truce plan, but said it would hit Gaza hard if Egypt rejects the deal.

Hamas police spokesman Eyad Bouzam said the strike hit an apartment building.

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